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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 Jun 13, 2009

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2012

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-17, F Mar 7, 2009

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2007

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I just recently found out

    that I chew things when I'm thinking, most of the time it's either a straw or a pen.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    JXoxo2013 JXoxo2013 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Not only is the sound of chewing awful, but how about when they are chewing loud and breathing heavy all at the same time?! It takes all of my self control to not throw their food...
    anotherxrose anotherxrose 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    wow ! when i think about chocolate covered strawberries. I think about the high class buffet i take strawberries and twirl them in the CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS. GOOD OLE TIMES.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 8

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    chew with your mouth closed its not hard you learn this when your young its so gross
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Misophonia...easy trigger! Don't like the sound of people chewing or slurping food!
    Stellaluna13 Stellaluna13 18-21, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a terrible drink problem i just can't stop drinking we go out on a Saturday night to a club and my girl just has a few but i know that i go over the top i really get pissed...
    fleshy fleshy 36-40, M Mar 29

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    I would not label myself and alcoholic or as having an addiction to alcohol but I feel that my relationship with it could very easily spin out of control were I to allow it. I...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I want to stop drinking cheap ****** alcohol, but I'm lazy and this was at the grocery..... I have a smudge of vodka left over..... By their powers combined....?
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T Apr 3

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    Rn I'm drinking wine in coke seeing weather the caffein or alcohol wins my brain function
    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Can't stop drinking! Again!
    RB55 RB55 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    But first, because i am too Jewish, and can't stand wasting money, I will be drinking all the alcohol I currently possess in my house, planning to get shitfaced every night until...
    devourthebacon devourthebacon 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    i had/have an eating disorder and one of my worst buggs is noise of people eating
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    One of my biggest pet peeves. ^.^.
    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Told her about it when we first dated, she changed for 2 months. The next 6 months, it started again saying "Oops I forgot" The following 2 years "why are you picking on the way...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Yep. Can't stand it. Just can't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses a week ago

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    yeah remind me of the childhood times and good times. It is like i am in a beautiful dream?
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Coffee is overrated and the millions flock to coffee shops or mark it at home for that extra kick. Naw, we don't really need coffee or caffeine period because our bodies wake...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Once again, I've found myself with nothing but a bottle of scotch and a bottle of spiced rum, I already know it wont be there tomorrow.
    smokingandstress smokingandstress 18-21, M Mar 25

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    A few times and my head always hurts the next day and it really sucks :( those little 5 hour energy hangover bottles don't work
    GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I am playing a game where we stick caps into this cardboard and take shots at them with BB guns , the simple things in life :).
    EdibleSplinters EdibleSplinters 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28